I can not even begin to praise the show “Luther” enough. I started this show a mere 2 days ago. I am already on episode 2 of Series 3. Yeah and it pains me to say series instead of seasons, cuz right herr in mah ‘Merica dem right der called seasons damnit!!! But I digress… Luther focuses on DCI (some British mumbo jumbo for homicide detective) who is constantly hunting down different deranged serial killers while the insane and intense over arching story lines from episode to episode deal with Luther tackling the demons that come as consequences of his less then “by the book” practices. But in what world would I sit down and binge the shit out of a tv show about a protocol following, paper pushing, nerd arresting people… Not in this one.
The plot synopsis on IMDB follows as such, “A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.”. I’ve got to say this synopsis is a piss poor interpretation of the overall demeanor of the show.
Idris Elba is a absolute, unrelenting, force of nature as DCI John Luther. His intellect is something to behold alone. But the demeanor, neigh, the swagger, he possesses absolutely captures the attention of the audience throughout each and every single second of this program. I’ve seen Idris Elba in a few other things. He gave me chills as the lil’ jungle orphan hunting tiger in recent CGI remake of The Jungle Book. I know several parts for the upcoming Lion King remake include Donald Glover as Simba, Billy Eichner as Timon, and Seth Rogan as Pumba (all Grade A castings in my book). I say even though you already gave him the voice of the menacing big cat Sheer Khan in Jungle Book, You gotta get him as the OG big cat villain Scar. That’d be bad ass. His performance in Luther has also firmly put me on the side of the “Let’s Get Our First Black James Bond 007” camp. Cuz Elba is a stone cold bad ass that has me now foaming at the mouth during trailers of “The Dark Tower”!
If you haven’t taken the time to check out Luther… Get on your ass (see what I wrote there) and check it out. You will be invested from the 2 minute mark on. I’m telling you, no lie.
I firmly give “Luther” a solid 8 out of 10 suspects being held off the edge of a building.
Check it out now!